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Watch What This Pet Sheep Does When a Little Boy Climbs on Top of It

Baaaaa-ck off

More than 2.8 million people have watched a video of two New Zealand boys trying to ride their pet sheep on Facebook since their mother Sally Steiner uploaded the viral footage earlier this week. In the clip, her son Oliver tries to ride a sheep named Dotty, while her son James tries to ride a sheep named Sinead:

In this second clip, however, the youngster Oliver gets really excited about hitching a ride on Dotty, but the animal bolts (the kid looks like he had a blast anyway):

Maybe the sheep got camera shy? Maybe it felt sheepish?

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Let This Daredevil Talk You Down While He Climbs Down a Giant Crane

This footage will either cure your fear of heights or just send you into a panic attack

Daredevil James Kingston used a GoPro camera to film himself walking down a crane in Romsey, England. As if the descent was not harrowing enough, watch him carefully walk around a baby pigeon because he doesn’t want to scare it. In between bouts of heavy breathing, he manages to crack a couple of jokes, like, “I also need the toilet, so I should probably head down anyway.”

Past stunts Kingston has pulled off include climbs up cranes in the English city Southhampton, Dubai, Munich and Hollywood, California.

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Watch This News Anchor Make a Super Crude Pun on Live TV

File this under news bloopers of the month?

Today in puns that fall flat: Going viral on Reddit Friday is a clip of the sports anchor for the British Columbia news station CKPG Rich Abney making an off-color joke during a segment about astronauts eating red romaine lettuce grown aboard the International Space Station: “Gotta say it seems like a better idea than eating food grown on Uranus.” (Lettuce file this under news bloopers of the month?)

On Reddit, users have been discussing the possibility that the pun was premeditated. Did he think of it the night before because he looks “so proud of himself?” Or was it a prank from the “teleprompter guys” based on “the way he smirks as if he just got trolled”?

The face that reporter Camille MacDonald makes after his comment has already inspired memes, like a parody of Edvard Munch’s The Scream:

TIME animals

Meet Corduroy, the World’s Oldest Cat

The 26-year-old feline is a "lover of sharp cheddar and mice"

A 26-year-old Oregon cat has reclaimed the title of world’s oldest cat about two months after the feline that beat it out for the title in 2014, Tiffany Two of San Diego, died at 27 years old.

Corduroy — a Maine Coon that is 26 years and 13 days old, to be exact — has been described as a “lover of sharp cheddar and mice” that roams the 160-acre ranch where its owner Ashley Reed Okura lives.

The record for oldest cat ever belongs to Crème Puff of Austin, Texas, a black and white feline that lived 38 years and 3 days.

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Air New Zealand’s Men in Black-Themed In-Flight Safety Video Is a Total 90s Throwback

Featuring a singing pug

Air New Zealand has released an in-flight safety video to the tune of the hit film Men in Black. The airline teamed up with the “All Blacks,” New Zealand’s national rugby team, with team members Dan Carter and Captain Richie McCaw appearing as “Men in Black” agents.

Other international rugby stars make cameos, such as former England Captain Martin Johnson and former Captain of the Argentine team Agustin Pichot.

But the singing pug is the best part, obviously.

In the last couple of years, Air New Zealand has been one of the airlines — along with Delta, United, Virgin America, and Southwest Airlines — that has been turning traditionally boring in-flight safety videos into viral videos so that people will watch and learn from them. These clips can range from an original rap to a country song to a stand-up comedy routine.


Watch This Eagle Knock a Drone Out of the Sky Like a Boss

The eagle is fine. The drone, not so much

This thrilling video captures the moment when a wedge-tailed eagle recently flew into a drone and knocked it right out of the sky.

The man who filmed the 15-second encounter, Adam Lancaster of Melbourne, Australia, who calls himself a drone photographer and videographer, wrote in a description of the video on YouTube that the “Eagle was fine – she was massive, and used talons to ‘punch’ the drone out of the sky.”

The drone, however, is not in as good of shape. “The drone needed some attention before it could fly again,” Lancaster wrote on YouTube, adding that birds of prey “clearly attack seeing you as a threat or the right sized dinner.”

TIME Food & Drink

This Florida Truck Carrying Natty Light Spilled a Ton of Beer on the Highway

natural light beer florida highway truck overturned
Steve Gaskins/Florida Highway Patrol

Party foul!

A Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson tweeted photos of a Budweiser truck that overturned Tuesday morning, spilling out cans of Natural Light (aka “Natty Light”) after the driver, 23-year-old Malcom Wilcox, got distracted by his dog and lost control of the vehicle on a highway in Hernando County. No injuries were reported.

The accident is the latest example of the surprising cargo aboard overturned trucks, such as:

TIME animals

This White Tiger Could Be Too ‘Shy’ to Mate

A White Tiger
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We've all been there

BBC News reports that a white male tiger at the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata, India, is too “shy” to mate, according a retired veterinary officer, Dayanarayan Banerjee, who is consulting on the case.

Even after the 10-year-old big cat Vishal was “dewormed” and given Vitamins D, A, and E, plus drugs to enhance his libido, he has shown no interest in the eight-year-old tiger Rupa, Banerjee told the news outlet. He could be “too old,” but Banerjee said the zoo will try introducing him to a Bengal tigress named Rani. Here’s hoping he gets over those nerves.

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This Vine Has Inspired the Best Memes You’ll See All Week

See the hilarious way this youngster got swept off his feet

A Vine appears to show a little boy getting swept away by a rotating foam boom in an inflatable play space during Children’s Day at the Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Indianapolis earlier this summer. The point of the game seems to be to duck under the boom or jump over it, but it just snuck up on the youngster from behind.

The footage, posted on the video-sharing network by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis student Kierra Santillan, has become a meme, sparking remixes.

Here’s the original:

And here are some of the Internet’s best takes:

R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”:

Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”:

Enya’s “Only Time”:

Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up”:

Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”:

Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball”:

Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from Frozen:

Nicki Minaj’s “Fly” featuring Rihanna:

Galantis’s “Runaway (U & I)”:

(h/t BuzzFeed)

TIME celebrities

David Beckham Has a Message For Anyone Criticizing His Daughter’s Pacifier

He slammed the Daily Mail article on Instagram

Soccer legend David Beckham defended his daughter Harper on social media Monday after a Daily Mail article published photos of the four-year-old wearing a pacifier. The Mail‘s accompanying article argued experts thought the youngster was too old to be using a pacifier and thus at risk for developing “speech” or “dental issues.”

“Everybody who has children knows that when they aren’t feeling well or have a fever you do what comforts them best and most of the time it’s a pacifier,” he wrote in an Instagram post, “so those who criticize think twice about what you say about other people’s children because actually you have no right to criticize me as a parent.”

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